Syria

George Washington vs. Barack Obama

Unless Speaker Boehner calls the House back into session to prevent President Obama from usurping Congress’s constitutional authority to authorize – or not authorize – the use of military force in Syria, Speaker Boehner may go down in history as the Speaker who stood by and did nothing while an understanding of the Constitution that has stood since George Washington was President was vaporized by the cruise missiles Barack Obama is preparing to rain down on Syria.

Daniel Pipes: The Real Dangers of “Limited Strikes” Against Syria

Daniel Pipes is exactly right on this.“Warfare is a very serious business whose first imperative is to deploy force to win – rather than to punish, make a statement, establish a symbolic point, or preen about one's morality.”

Ted Cruz: No U.S. Interest in Syria

Greg Richter, Newsmax

The Texas Senator stated that there’s nothing to be gained for the U.S. by striking Syria.

Congress Should Veto Obama’s War

Pat Buchanan, WND

Congress may not be able to stop Obamacare, but it can tell Obama to stay out of Syria’s civil war.

The House, the President and the Constitution on Syria

One House of Congress has spoken loudly and clearly against the President unilaterally involving America in the Syrian civil war – now the big question is, will the House leadership stand-up for the vote of the body it supposedly leads and demand that Obama come to Congress for approval of any "involvement" in Syria?

Obama and McCain Heading Us Toward War in Syria

McCain, Graham and Corker would like Americans to believe that a “very surgical and responsible” intervention won’t involve American troops or “boots on the ground.” We doubt that fits the reality of what it would take to secure one of the largest chemical weapons stockpiles in the world. If we intervene, then someone is going to have to follow-up on the ground to make sure the chemical weapons are secured -- and that someone is logically the American military.

Syrian Gas Attack Tests Obama

Fox News Staff

A year after Obama warned the Syrian regime that using chemical weapons would cross a "red line," Syrian activists accused Assad's forces of killing hundreds in the deadliest attack to date.

War is Not an Entitlement: No to Aid for Syria's Rebels

Syria is a distinctly unpromising case for nation-building; however, unremitting pressure from war-minded elites is pushing President Barack Obama closer to military intervention in the bloody civil war.  Moreover, America’s putative allies in Syria appear to believe that they are entitled to U.S. support.

Cruz Hit O on Guns to Syria

Daniel Strauss, The Hill

"I wonder if Obama is going to insist on a background check before he gives the [Syrian} rebels their weapons?

Paul: US Isn't World's Policeman

Hadas Gold, Politico

Rand Paul blasted Obama at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Convention for fighting to a “stalemate” in Syria.

Washington Foolishly Tilts Towards War in Syria

In the first in a series of columns on national security and foreign policy, Doug Bandow, Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute, says that at the very moment Washington should be pursuing a policy of peace, policymakers are preparing to join a civil war in which America’s security is not involved, other nations have much more at stake, many of the “good” guys in fact are bad, and there would be no easy exit.

U.S. Waging War on Syrian Christians

Cheryl K. Chumley, The Washington Times

Syrian Christians urged the U.S. to stop funding the same extremists who aim to kill all Christians.

Tea Party, Libs Decry Syrian Action

Jeremy Herb, The Hill

In a rare alliance, Tea Party and Dem reps posted bills that restrict funds to arm Syrian enemies.

The Palin Doctrine

Pat Buchanan, American Conservative

The former McCain VP candidate knows America's interest in Syria's civil war is in staying out.

Fighting Terrorists by Arming Them

W. James Antle III, American Conservative

The Syrian intervention McCain and the Clintons want would be a war for Islamism, not democracy.

McCain And Neo-Cons Get Their War In Syria

How do we know the next Syrian government won’t be just as bad or worse than Bashar al-Assad? The answer of course is that we don’t know, and the only way to have any hope of preventing such an outcome will be to engage in a massive “nation building” effort better than the haphazard failures we conducted in Iraq and are now conducting in Afghanistan. It is time for conservatives and libertarians to join forces – and welcome those liberals who have the spine to oppose the President they backed – to demand the U.S. stay out of the Syrian civil war.

Palin: ‘Let Allah Sort it Out’

Erick Wasson, The Hill

Sarah Palin made it clear that she’s not on the side of John McCain where Syria is concerned.
Palin: DC is a ‘Hot Mess’Politico

McCain+Graham+O = Syrian LoveFest

Donovan Slack, Politico

The two squishes praised Obama for moving toward Syrian intrusion. Conservatives must oppose this.

Paul vs. McCain: Clash Over Syria

Fox News Staff

Rand Paul and John McCain bang heads once again, this time over whether to arm Syrian rebels.

McCain’s Syria Oops Isn’t His First

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review Online

McCain’s elbow-rubbing w/Syrian terrorists isn’t his first dubious foreign dealings. Remember Libya?